Run, walk, hike, or bike to support ocean conservation

KEY LARGO, FLA. – All are invited to register for REEF’s Fish Out of Water Virtual 5K, to be held from Sept. 28 – Oct. 4. Participants may choose their preferred exercise (run, walk, bike, hike, etc.) to support ocean conservation. Each individual may complete the 5K (3.1 miles) at their own pace; in one day or over the course of the week.

To add to the excitement, REEF has chosen a special fish representative from each of its 11 Volunteer Fish Survey Project regions. Fish Out of Water 5K participants can sign up to be part of their favorite fish's team. From the flamboyant Clown Triggerfish, to the graceful Fire Dartfish or the feisty Garibaldi, there's a fish team for everyone. Participants may report their 5K times if desired; after the race each team’s results will be shared.

Fish Out of Water 5K participants are doing something beneficial for themselves, others, and the marine environment. Proceeds from the Fish Out of Water 5K will support REEF’s new "Oceans for All Fund." This fund provides ocean-focused educational opportunities for underserved communities and those with financial need; allowing REEF to further its commitment to increase inclusive programming for populations traditionally underrepresented in science, diving, and conservation.

Registration is $35 per person and includes a limited-edition Fish Out of Water 5K shirt, race bib, finishers’ medal, certificate of completion, social media kit, and entry into a drawing to win a gift basket of REEF gear. Supplies are limited, so early registration is highly encouraged. The Fish Out of Water 5K is made possible thanks to the generous support of First Horizon Foundation. For more information or to register online, visit

About REEF
Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) conserves marine environments worldwide. Our mission is to protect biodiversity and ocean life by actively engaging and inspiring the public through citizen science, education, and partnerships with the scientific community. For more information, visit